“Christian” Youth Need The Gospel Too

Christian teens are feeling numb because the power of the gospel is absent in such a theology. A theology of “avoid the big sins and cover up the little ones”, and “be nice” cannot transform. It can, however, confuse and numb. What is missing is an awesomely holy God and an honest evaluation of the wreckage our lives are because of our sin and estrangement from Him. What is missing is the message that we are so sinful and wrecked that the Son of God had to die for us but we are so prized by God that he was glad to die for us. What is missing is the gospel and its liberating transforming message of justification by faith in finished work of Christ.


A thought on Hebrews 3:11 from Dr. Timothy Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan that hit me at 6:30 this morning while I was listening to a sermon of his. Hebrews 3:11 “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’” … (And I paraphrase) “God could think of no worse a … Continue reading Rest